Oh, I see.  I thought <<more about this collection>> was picking up the link in the MARC 856 and displaying it with AJAX, but it indexes the XML too.  How granular does it go?  Will it pickup all EAD elements, or just those with MARC encodinganalog attributes?


On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Kate Bowers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I have a follow up question to those with OPAC's that index EAD (minus Eric as he already explained).  How deep does the EAD indexing go?  Is only collection level information scrapped or can users search directly into container lists from the general OPAC?

Harvard's indexes the full finding aid.

Okay one more, how does the OPAC interact with the EAD xml files?  Is EAD information scrapped (EAD header?  Collection level <did>?) and a MARC record generated or does the index work directly with the XML?

The collection-level MARC record and the finding aids both exist.  In the opac, there is a link right below the title for "more about this collection" that opens the full finding aid.

An example:|library/m/aleph|009516273
Click on <<more about this collection>> to see the finding aid with links to digitized contents
To get back to the bib. record, click on "Standard view"

Thanks again!


On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Just out of curiosity, is anyone using an online catalog that is entirely EAD-based?  I know many institutions catalog monographs and other items more suitable for MARC, but not everyone might.  It's certainly possible and an interesting idea.

On the flip side, does anyone's traditional online catalog index EAD as well as MARC?  Maybe a federated search of some sort.  Seems like I remember seeing one.

Happy Friday!

Nathan Tallman,
Associate Archivist
American Jewish Archives

Kate Bowers
Collection Services Archivist
Harvard University Archives
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